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JD Hillberry
Drawing Workshops and Classes
Schedule for 2017

NOTE: My workshops can sell out very fast. To make sure you don't miss out...

That way you will be notified as soon as registration opens for the workshops listed below.

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July 14 - 16, 2017

Westminster, Colorado
New Workshop Location
Between Denver and Boulder.
Great view of the Rocky Mountains!
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Subject: Smooth Skin Portraits

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Portraits

Smooth Skin NEW SUBJECT

I've had so many requests to offer another portrait subject so even if you've taken a smooth skin portrait class from me previously, you will get to do a brand new final project.

This class will focus the techniques necessary to create realistic looking smooth skin texture on females and babies.

Students will learn all about, laying out a portrait to insure a likeness, and shading the portrait to give it dimension and realism as well as getting that sparkle in the eyes that really make a portrait come to life. 

Reference photos will be discussed in depth, and students will learn how to identify and solve potential problems. The class will culminate with everyone (including me) drawing the same portrait.

August 11 - 13, 2017

Westminster, Colorado
(Between Denver and Boulder)
Same location as above

Subject: Portraits Rougher Skin

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Portraits
Character Study of "Hook"
(Click here to see my version of the final project)

In this workshop you'll learn the techniques needed to create a portrait which includes rough wrinkled skin, white hair and beard, against a dark background.

If you have struggled with achieving a realistic skin texture or getting your portrait drawings to really "pop" off the page, this class is for you.

Once you understand these core concepts and techniques you'll be able to use this knowledge to help give all your drawings a much more realistic look.

New Location
I'm coming to the North East!

September 22 - 24, 2017

Stoughton, Massachusetts
(Suburb of Boston)

Subject: Portraits Smoother Skin

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Portraits
Smooth Skin of babies and children

Many people are interested learning to draw their children or grandchildren. In this class you'll learn different ways of laying out a portrait to insure a likeness and shading the portrait to give it dimension and realism. It's particularly important to as get that sparkle in the eyes that really make a portrait come to life. 

Reference photos will be discussed in depth, and students will learn how to identify and solve potential problems. The class will culminate with everyone (including me) drawing the same portrait.

I'm coming back to Texas!

November 10 - 12, 2017

Fort Worth, Texas

Subject: Trompe l'Oeil Drawing
(Extremely Realistic Still Life Drawing)

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Hyper-realism (Trompe L'Oeil) Drawing

Traditionally, this genre of artwork is created with oils, but using my techniques students will learn to render images so realistically, they fool the eye into thinking that real objects are displayed rather than two dimensional representations of those objects. All supplies are included.

There are only a few seats left for this workshop. If the dates and subject matter work for you, I suggest you register ASAP.


The second leg of my Texas Workshops!

November 17 - 19, 2017

Austin, Texas

Subject:
Smooth Skin Portraits

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SOLD OUT


To be placed on a waiting list please email:
[email protected]
Portraits
Smooth Skin NEW SUBJECT

This class will focus the techniques necessary to create realistic looking smooth skin texture on females and babies.

Students will learn all about, laying out a portrait to insure a likeness, and shading the portrait to give it dimension and realism as well as getting that sparkle in the eyes that really make a portrait come to life. 

Reference photos will be discussed in depth, and students will learn how to identify and solve potential problems. The class will culminate with everyone (including me) drawing the same portrait.


2018 WORKSHOP DATES COMING SOON!



Below you will find some information about some previous workshops.


I've left these here as examples of other workshops subjects and locations.

April 8 - 10, 2016
(Three Days)

Bradenton, Florida
(Near Sarasota)

Subject: Portraits

Registration Status

SOLD OUT

To be placed on a waiting list please email me at:

[email protected]

Portrait Workshop (Smooth Skin Textures)

NOTE:
I recently added this class to my Florida Workshop schedule because the one below sold out in less than 10 hours!
If you are interested in attending, please don't wait. It is selling out quickly as well.

This class will focus the techniques necessary to create realistic looking smooth skin texture on females and babies.

Students will learn all about, laying out a portrait to insure a likeness, and shading the portrait to give it dimension and realism as well as getting that sparkle in the eyes that really make a portrait come to life. 

Reference photos will be discussed in depth, and students will learn how to identify and solve potential problems. The class will culminate with everyone (including me) drawing the same portrait.



April 29 - May 1, 2016
(Three Days)

Bradenton, Florida
(Near Sarasota)

Subject: Still Life

Registration Status:

SOLD OUT

To be placed on a waiting list please email me at:

[email protected]

Still Life

In this class, we will all be drawing my Onions and Garlic drawing. Students will also learn how to create a graduated background from light gray to dark black and learn how the great renaissance masters used this technique to create more depth and dimension with their subjects.

Thoughout my career as an artist, I've learned more from studying still life drawings and paintings than any other genre. With this simple subject, you will gain the invaluable knowledge of composition, contrast, along with subtle texture and shading, which will carry over to virtually everything you draw in the future.

Lighting situations for general still life art will be discussed and demonstrated, as well as how light can affect the appearance of these varied textures. 

Reference photos and drawing from life will be discussed in depth, and students will learn how to identify and solve potential problems when working with both.

 





July 29 - 31, 2016
(Three Days)

Louisville, Colorado
Subject: TBD

Registration Status:

SOLD OUT

 

Portraits
Character Study of "Hook
"

In this workshop you'll learn the techniques needed to create a portrait which includes rough wrinkled skin, white hair and beard, against a dark background.

If you have struggled with achieving a realistic skin texture or getting your portrait drawings to really "pop" off the page, this class is for you.

Once you understand these core concepts and techniques you'll be able to use this knowledge to help give all your drawings a much more realistic look.



November 18 - 20, 2016
(Three Days)

Austin, Texas
 

Subject: Flowers

Registration Status:

SOLD OUT


Flowers (A Realistic Rose)

This is a brand new workshop. I've had many requests to do a class on how to draw realistic flowers. I've been working on it for sometime now and it is finally ready.

In this class you will learn how to create the delicate shading required for flowers as well as increase contrast to make the drawing "pop". We will use charcoal, graphite and carbon pencils along with my blending techniques to create the soft, smooth texture of the petals against a rougher, dark background.

After several demonstrations and shading exercises, we will all work on the same image which I will supply to the class.









For MORE information about what is included in ALL my realistic drawing workshops, click the link below:

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